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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Sophomore Rylie Unangst eats during class Nov. 2. Eating food in classrooms is prohibited due to COVID-19.

No eating in classrooms enforced

Mya Stanberry November 19, 2021

Due to COVID-19, eating in non-designated spaces creates difficulty in contact tracing. Considering how the removal of masks while eating is necessary, Principal LaNisha Paddock said she is concerned. “It...

Sweet new addition at Texa-Tonka

Sweet new addition at Texa-Tonka

Abby Bartleson October 5, 2021

As summer winds down and the school year starts up again, good coffee is a staple for me. Luckily, Angel Food Bakery and Coffee Bar opened up Sept. 24, at Texa-Tonka.  Texa-Tonka is this bakery's brand...

Seeds Feeds’ “Cook With Us” event meets virtually over Zoom Dec. 6. The recipe they made for this event was squash and red lentil curry soup.

Seeds Feeds hosts ‘cook with us’ events

Maria Perez Barriga December 7, 2020

Over the past month, Seeds Feeds has hosted a bi-weekly virtual cooking event. Senior apprentice Zoe Frank said the organization wanted to look for ways to bond with the community and teach people how...

Junior Kate Gage packs food for students who need food while school is out of session because of the COVID-19 school cancelation and spring break. The Birdfeeder program collected food donations March 16. According to an announcement March 16, Park students can pick up a bag of groceries in the main office after school.

Free food made available by restaurants, organizations 

Talia Lissauer March 16, 2020

Updated as of 11 a.m. March 16. In light of Governor Tim Walz closing all Minnesota schools March 18-27, many restaurants across Minnesota have announced they will be providing free lunches for students...

Junior Katie Casey hands a bowl full of soup and bread to a St. Louis Park citizen Feb. 13. Casey volunteered at the STEP Empty Bowls event alongside many Park students.

STEP Empty Bowls spreads awareness of food insecurity in SLP

Sofie Geretz February 18, 2020

Reflecting on the STEP Empty Bowls event Feb. 13, owner and artistic director of GoodSpace Murals Greta McLain said the event brings the community together while promoting a good cause. “It's so beautiful...

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its way to St. Louis Park for the third year in a row 6 p.m. Dec. 12. The train stopped right outside of STEP, south of Lake Street, so people could bring in money and food donations while enjoying music at the event.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns

Sofia Seewald December 12, 2019

While the Dec. 11 temperature dropped below zero, hundreds of people in the St. Louis Park community still gathered for an evening of free hot chocolate, music and holiday lights at the Canadian Pacific...

Senior Hayden Haase packs food for Thanksgiving meals Nov. 26. Junior Ayan Hassan helped organize the event in an effort to give families food for Thanksgiving.

Birdfeeder provides meals for Thanksgiving

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen November 26, 2019

As a way to assist families over Thanksgiving break Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Birdfeeder co-manager junior Ayan Hassan said the club will shop for items to pack meals for students in need.  “This Thanksgiving...

Senior and Clothing Closet manager Hayden Haase hangs a dress Oct. 28 in the recently opened Clothing Closet. Students can come in during third hour to pick out clothes for free.

Birdfeeder expands impact on Park

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed October 31, 2019

In order to prevent worry about access to basic necessities such as food, Birdfeeder supervisor Sophia Ross said the Birdfeeder works to relieve students of this stress. “Our...

Craft and Crew Hospitality’s latest restaurant, The Block, will feature a dog-friendly patio and dog menu. Construction on the restaurant began in May 2019 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019.

Pet-friendly restaurant prepares for opening

Sam Swisher October 7, 2019

According to director of communications for Craft and Crew Hospitality Chasity Sorenson, The Block hopes to benefit from community events happening nearby. “The Block will be a great place for students...

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